Welcome to your teaching, learning and assessment page for 2023/2024.  We will keep you up to date with the latest news and information to support you delivering BTEC qualifications.

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Annual Quality Declaration | Deadline 14 October

All centres delivering Pearson vocational qualifications need to complete their Annual Quality Declaration by 14 October. (A later deadline relates to the AMR and AMPR sections only). We have a range of support to help your Quality Nominee complete your centre's Annual Quality Declaration/

Read our guide to the Annual Quality Declaration

Access your Annual Quality Declaration

Annual Quality Declaration FAQs

Book a live walkthrough of the Annual Quality Declaration process

If you need any further support to complete your Annual Quality Declaration you should contact us as soon as possible through the Pearson Support Portal.

 

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To support you at the start of term, and to help you understand your BTEC 2023 results we've developed a range of information guides.

Schools and Colleges results guide

Post-results guide

Overview of the appeals process

If you need further support, please contact us via the Pearson Support portal or call us on 0344 463 2535. 

Understanding your results

Grade boundaries will be sent to exams officers, exams assistants and exams managers through their Edexcel online mailbox on embargo results day.  Grade boundaries, mark schemes and lead examiner reports will be made available on our website the day before learner results day under gold padlock, and then on learner results day under silver padlock. If you encounter any problems accessing these documents please speak to your school or college’s exams officer. 

You can use our BTEC grade calculator to see how a learner’s grade is calculated using the results for each of their units. 

Download our BTEC grade calculators

This year the Government confirmed that exams, external and internal assessments should go ahead as planned. Ofqual has set out their plans for awarding qualifications in 2023 and their plans to return to a normal, pre-pandemic approach to grading this summer for A levels, AS levels and GCSEs, as well as for vocational qualifications. Our guiding principle and approach to awarding BTEC qualification results in 2023 is to return to pre-pandemic performance standards, but with checks and balances that allow us to be sensitive to the disruption you have faced (just as for A levels and GCSEs).

We aim to ensure that you are not advantaged or disadvantaged, as far as possible, compared to those studying for GCSEs and A levels.

You can read our BTEC centre guide to results to find out more about how BTECs are awarded.

Download the BTEC centre guide to results

A group of subject and technical experts set grade boundaries (the number of marks needed to achieve a certain grade) after each external assessment has taken place. They review a range of evidence to make sure there is fairness, validity and robustness in the grade boundaries recommended. It is important to remember that the grade boundary decisions for external assessments make up a small proportion (around 40%) of a BTEC qualification and are combined with internal assessment unit grades to give you your overall qualification grade. For GCSEs or A Levels, the grade boundary will be their final grade for their whole qualification as they are assessed at the end of their qualification in an exam. This means that you can’t directly compare the grade boundaries for the externally assessed exams as they are used differently in BTECs and in GCSEs or A Levels. CTA:

Read our BTEC centre guide to results to find out more about how BTECs are awarded.

Download the BTEC centre guide to results

If a learner has applied to university through UCAS, and have added a BTEC registration to their application, then we do send these results to UCAS. We send a file to UCAS in July ahead of results day, and then daily throughout the results weeks to capture any changes to results. If a learner has any questions about whether UCAS have received their BTEC result, they should contact UCAS directly. If a learner needs a BTEC result sent directly to a university, please contact us immediately on 0344 463 2535, or via the Pearson support portal.

Post-results and appeals

You should speak to your school or college’s exams officer and check that all the internally assessed units have been submitted to us accurately. If there has been an administration error you should contact us immediately on 0344 463 2535 or through the Pearson support portal. If an error hasn’t been made, you may want to access our post-results services.  

If you have a concern about a learner’s result you can apply for a post-results service, such as a review of marking. You must have the learner's written consent to do this, as the grade could go up, down, or stay the same following review of marking or moderation. 


Find out more about post-results services available 

After you’ve received the outcome of a post-results service, such as a review of marking, you can apply for an appeal. You will also need the learner's written consent, as the grade could go up, down, or stay the same following an appeal. 

Read our BTEC appeals decision tree to find out if you could submit an appeal.

Download the BTEC appeals decision tree

Access to scripts is a service which is included with a BTEC registration fee and is available for many of our BTEC external assessments. Before accessing a script you will need the learner’s written consent. You will need an Edexcel Online account, with “exam viewer” access on your account. If you don’t have this, you should speak to your exams officer.  


Read more about our access to scripts service